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Dr. Viswanathan

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Viswanathan is a renowned Pediatrician in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Viswanathan at Best Hospital in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Viswanathan on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, my son's age is 1.5 yr. He was suffering from periodic fever (as per doctor) which was recurrent for 2 months and was coming every alternate week. Now he is ok but in the due course we have done some tests of cbc, crp, mp dual antigen and urine re & culture. Urine test is ok with a scanty bacteria shown. Blood test is ok hb is 12.6 and the other components are ok only the concern is that the rbc is a bit small. Doctor prescribed iron tonic for 6 months. My question is is this a concern for having rbc a bit small? as doctor said to keep in observation for sometime. My baby is active with no weight loss or growth hamper till date. Please advice. Thank you in advance for your help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Please send all reports for proper advice. You can send them by ask privately option. The periodic fever syndromes' (also known as autoinflammatory diseases or autoinflammatory syndromes) are a set of disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of systemic and organ-specific inflammation. Unlike autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, in which the disease is caused by abnormalities of the adaptive immune system, patients with autoinflammatory diseases do not produce autoantibodies or antigen-specific t or b cells. Instead, the autoinflammatory diseases are characterized by errors in the innate immune system. The syndromes are diverse, but tend to cause episodes of fever, joint pains, skin rashes, abdominal pains and may lead to chronic complications such as amyloidosis. Most autoinflammatory diseases are genetic and present during childhood. The most common genetic autoinflammatory syndrome is familial mediterranean fever, which causes short episodes of fever, abdominal pain, serositis, lasting less than 72 hours. It is caused by mutations in the mefv gene, which codes for the protein pyrin.
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My son is 5 month old and his weight is 4.7 Kg, birth weight was 2.6 kg. We just started to give him cow milk one time in a day .is this ok? Showing underweight any worries. He is very active also. Please tell mi what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My son is 5 month old and his weight is 4.7 Kg, birth weight was 2.6 kg.
We just started to give him cow milk one tim...
Hi, months old child should be kept on exclusive breast feed till 9 months of age, if breast feed not available then you need to formulae diet that is available is market.
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My son Is one year age what are the important cares taken in monsoon What's foods are benefits for them.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My son Is one year age
what are the important cares taken in monsoon
What's foods are benefits for them.
Hi, for kids, always maintain a balanced, healthy and nutritious diet by giving seasonal fruits, salads, good amount of water, milk and milk products, legumes, cerelas, nuts (almonds, cashewnuts, pistachios, peanuts) and encourage him in for participating in physical activities which is a kind of exercise for kids. All these would help in increasing his immunity, maintaining good health. Give him homoeopathic medicine - alfalfa tonic twice a day for 3 months.
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What is the need of vaccination for small baby's Is it compulsory to give polio vaccination.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
What is the need of vaccination for small baby's Is it compulsory to give polio vaccination.
Polio vaccine is a must. We are going to be free from this crippling disease due to vaccine. In few years we will not be required to give oral polio vaccine. Now injectable polio vaccine is need of hour. You should take your baby to nearest health centre /pediatrician for regular vaccines. Vaccination helps in checking of infection in community.
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My son aged 12+ years. His urine passes drop by drop in his pants in day time & not in night. How can it be cured?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Must be a uti get urine checked meanwhile start 1. Apis 30 - 2 drops thrice daily 2. Equisetum Q - 10 drops thrice daily
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My one year old baby has problems passing stools cries a lot to pass stools, have tried various digestion aiding syrups bonisan, Smuth etc. What can be a permanent solution for this any diet change suggestions are also welcome.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), FACEE PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Allahabad
My one year old baby has problems passing stools cries a lot to pass stools, have tried various digestion aiding syru...
Your baby is suffering from constipation here thay need treatment for at least three month. And duration of teatment may be prolonged. Itially disimpaction of stool is needed either by enema or by oarl medicine followed by non habit forming laxative toilet training: like sitting the child on pot for atleast 5-10 min after some food intake in morning fruit and fruit juice like apple juice or pear juice in need -exercise - no stress during defecation consult to pediatrcian for disimpaction of stool and use of laxative medicine.
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I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?

MD(Pulmonary Medicine)
Pulmonologist, Kolkata
I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?
Cough with chest pain may have many causes which needs thorough evaluation, please consult a pulmonologist.
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Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to ask is she need tetanus injection.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to...
Ear piercing stud with a gun is done by a doctor and TT is not needed as the bay is will get DPT and other vaccines by 45 days of age. Better to do after the first DPDT injection.
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My son is 6 years old and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, adhd, is behavioural disorder with school children, mainly boys r the sufferers. They r not tested rather evaluated as per their hyper activity to keep them calm. We, in homoeopathy hv remarkable result upon mental plane, like this behavioural disorder. Give him the under noted homoeo medicine, @ gelsemium 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. It'll b rather easier to assess his condition, taking certain associated symptoms with regards to his behaviour. Such as. He bites, fight with the furniturs, tears the books, throw, the objects in his hands upon any one. Take, care.
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I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and some one suggested to go for painless one as fever etc does not happen in it. Kindly suggest that do they have some side effects and are they costly compared to normal ones.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and som...
DTaP is a costlier variant of DPT with acellular pertusis antigen.Although no difference in effectivity. But availability is poor these days.
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Three and half month Child not sleep properly and always crying and not take feed.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user. I could understand how difficult it is to manage kids when they are cranky and crying with no identifiable reason. Unfortunately, a diagnosis couldn't be reached without an examination. May I advise you to see a paediatrician in-person for an assessment.
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My 1 year old baby gets diaper rash frequently when I use candid b cream it becomes fine but again if I stop using that it comes. Second thing she do potty after each and every meal. Please suggest something for her.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 1 year old baby gets diaper rash frequently when I use candid b cream it becomes fine but again if I stop using th...
Remove cause of rash for permanent solution i.e. Avoid diaper, use simple plain soft cotton piece. Otherwise go on using candid cream which may become ineffective after some time.
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My twin sons born on 11-08-2015. Three vaccination 6, 10 &14 weeks injected on tamil nadu primary health centre. Any extra vaccination must injects? Pls. Given details.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My twin sons born on 11-08-2015. Three vaccination 6, 10 &14 weeks injected on tamil nadu primary health centre. Any ...
Different, repeat and booster vaccination are done up to the age of 12 years. You must have been given vaccination card from phc in which chart of vaccine's name and date is mentioned. Other wise your pediatrician can provide it.
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My 7 month old son gets very cranky most of the times. There are times when he is extremely sleepy, but keeps crying. He goes to sleep after a lot of efforts. Pl suggest a cure as I wish him to be as happy and playful as his twin brother.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 7 month old son gets very cranky most of the times. There are times when he is extremely sleepy, but keeps crying....
Usually baby remains hungry or may not be comfortable. Take care of hunger and look for comfort. Baby at this age expresses in this way.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She falls sick almost every month either it is throat infection or stomach infection. Is there any medicine to help her develop her immunity? also what protein food should I give her?

Pediatrician, Mumbai
You can give syrup septilin daily. Improve her diet by including fruits and green vegetables, eggs etc.
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My daughter is 5 days old. Her bilirubin test results 16.8 Doctor has asked to go for photo therapy in which they will keep the baby under light for 24 hrs. Should we go for it? Is there any other treatment that can be given to cure her jaundice?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Surat
My daughter is 5 days old. Her bilirubin test results 16.8 Doctor has asked to go for photo therapy in which they wil...
Nothing to worry, Mr. lybrate-user, its a very commom condition innewborn babies. N phototherapy is the best option for that. Its totally harmless for babies. So do not worry n go ahead.
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9 Causes Of Iron Deficiency In Children!

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
9 Causes Of Iron Deficiency In Children!

Iron deficiency is a common condition in children. It occurs when there is a scarcity of iron in the child's system due to malnutrition. Iron is an extremely important mineral that is required for growth and development in young ones. It is used in transporting oxygen through the bloodstream and is essential for the functioning of the muscles. If the child's diet lacks iron then the condition might worsen and turn into anemia.

Children need different levels of iron intake at different ages for proper development of all mental and physical faculties. As the child gets older and reaches the age of puberty, the requirement of iron and other minerals also increases. Deficiencies can lead to various nutritional disorders that may cause severe complications.

The primary cause of iron deficiency in children is an improper diet which leads to a lack of nourishment. There are a number of other causes of the problem, some of which are as follows:

  1. Low birth weight
  2. Excessive intake of cow's milk at less than 2 years of age
  3. Feeding exclusively on breastmilk beyond 6 months of age
  4. Lead poisoning
  5. Pure vegetarian diet with insufficient sources of iron such as green vegetables
  6. Gastrointestinal disease or infection
  7. Improper diet of the mother during pregnancy
  8. Chronic diarrhea
  9. Infestation of parasites in the digestive system.

If the problem arises due to dietary deficiency, it can be easily solved by making simple modifications to the child's diet plan. If the condition stems from other factors or diseases, the child must be taken to a doctor immediately for a medical diagnosis and remedial treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Hi, my daughter aged 6.5 years is suffering from muscle spasm in her neck. She is not able to move her neck right. What medicine should I administer her.

Hand Surgery SR Ship, MS - Orthopaedics, Thesis Work, M.B;B.S
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Dear lybrate-user, normally hot water in rubber bottle fomentation along with medication with pain and muscles spasm relieving agents with local application of gel will make this better in next 5 to 7 days, moreover avoid position that causes pain.
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Swelling and got red in navel in 20 days newborn child. Pain in navel and left taking milk of mother due to pain in navel.

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Swelling and got red in navel in 20 days newborn child. Pain in navel and left taking milk of mother due to pain in n...
1. injection TAXIM 120 mg 2 timea aday for 4days2 locally apply nosporin or T bact ointment 2 times aday.
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Hello doctor, I have 65 days old kid. Everyday I make him to sleep around 10 PM - 11 pm and I feed him during that time. After that next I feed him around 5 am. He never wakes up in between. Is this correct or do I have to wake him up and feed him in between. In day time I feed frequently when ever he needs it.(more than 7,8 times)

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Hello doctor, I have 65 days old kid. Everyday I make him to sleep around 10 PM - 11 pm and I feed him during that ti...
He takes sound sleep at night it is good, means that his stomach is full and he does not feel hungry between. Don't wake him at night to feed him.
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